Academic journal article Middle Grades Research Journal

Preface

Academic journal article Middle Grades Research Journal

Preface

Article excerpt

According to conventional educational wisdom, students leam to read in the elementary grades and read to leam in the middle grades. This has always been potentially problematic for students who lag in literacy proficiency in the early grades. Over the last few decades, heightened concerns about the decline in literacy proficiency in the middle grades, as evidenced in National Assessment of Educational Progress scores and other standard measures, have been in the forefront of the discourse surrounding sound educational practice for students in those grades. At the same time, educators have strived to determine the most effective strategies for addressing the literacy needs of changing and diverse school populations. Therefore, it came as no surprise to the editorial staff of Middle Grades Research Journal that an ever increasing number of manuscripts submitted in the last 2 years have focused on the literacy in the middle grades.

This special themed issue provides a forum that highlights the many facets of literacy instruction in the complex educational arena of this second decade of the 21st century. The controversy surrounding adoption and implementation of the Common Core State Standards by most state departments of education has created an environment that is fraught with rhetoric, a degree of hysteria, and ultimately, in the places that matter, diligent effort on the part of teachers to address the literacy needs of their students. …

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